Tomy Xiao TIP-521 Is Polaroid Wannabe Without All the Charm

The Tomy Xiao TIP-521 digital camera uses its built-in Zink printer to print borderless 2 x 3-inch full-colour photographs in less than 60 seconds. In other words, more or less the same as a 30-year-old Polaroid instant camera, but without the completely irresistible charm of seeing a blurry image with crappy colour appear right in front of your very own eyes. You know, like magic!

The Tomy Xiao TIP-521 is smaller than the original Zink camera and has a five megapixel CMOS sensor. Unfortunately to whoever wants it, it's coming in Japan only for now. I will keep waiting for a real camera that gives me a real Polaroid, or just keep using the old real one. [Zink]

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